Just as DNA holds the building blocks of life, there are building blocks to ice cream. Almost all ice creams get their start with one of two flavors–vanilla and chocolate. Today I will give you the recipe for Classic Vanilla Ice Cream. Using this as a base, you can make hundreds of other ice cream flavors.
Time Commitment: Low
I recommend the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker.
Health Benefits of Ingredients: (Please see the Disclaimer)
Pure Vanilla activates chemicals in the brain that reduce inflammation and improve mental performance. (See Using Vanilla to Increase Your Mental Performance).
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1-2 tsp. pure vanilla extract to taste
In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the cream and vanilla and mix well. Pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Either eat soft-serve directly from the machine, or transfer to an airtight container and put in the freezer for several hours to allow ice cream to harden.